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Posted on: June 14, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Big "blast" in store: Republic gears up, counts down to patriotic celebration

The City of Republic will host the 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration on Friday, June 29, 2018!

For more information contact:                

Jennafer Mayfield                                                         

Community Outreach Superintendent        

(417) 732-3500                                                      

June 14, 2018

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City of Republic’s 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration

 Scheduled for Friday, June 29, 2018


REPUBLIC, MO – The City of Republic will host the 22nd Annual Have-A-Blast Patriotic Celebration on Friday, June 29, 2018!  This year’s event features another awesome performance by the popular local 80’s tribute band Members Only!  

Have-A-Blast begins at 6:00 p.m. and includes a Kid’s Zone with inflatables, pony rides, a petting zoo, magic shows, and more.  The Kiwanis Club of Republic will be back again this year offering their popular BINGO games from 6:00-9:00 p.m. at The Amp.  Members Only will take the stage at 6:30 p.m. and play up until the spectacular fireworks display.  Several private vendors will be on-site selling a wide variety of food options, fresh-squeezed lemonade, slushies/smoothies/ice cream, and many other items along with non-profit vendors selling food, glow items, and offering additional games and activities.  The fireworks show will begin at approximately 10:00 p.m.  Admission is FREE; food vendors and activities will require a fee.  

Have-A-Blast is held at J.R. Martin Park, located at 300 E. Hines in Republic.  You won’t want to miss this annual event!  Have-A-Blast is proudly sponsored by American Family Insurance – Brandon Self Agency and Bair’s Sports Grill.  Thank you to our media sponsor, iHeart Radio Springfield, and these local businesses for their generous support of this event:  BioLife Plasma Services, Cardin’s Flooring Outlet, Fanning Family Pet Care, Farr Better Plumbing, Heaven’s Scent Flowers & Gifts, McDonald’s, Preston Family Dental, Rental Supply, Republic Ford Lincoln, Republic Hearing Care, Republic Warrior Sports, U.S. Bank, and VisionHealth Eye Center.  Financial assistance for this event has also been provided by the Missouri Association of Community Arts Agencies and the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, with Challenge America funds form the National Endowment for the Arts, who believes that a great nation deserves great art.  

For more information on the Have-A-Blast event, visit or contact the Republic Parks & Recreation Department at (417) 732-3500.


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